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Joshua L. Baily commonplace books

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-005

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of two volumes of Joshua Baily's commonplace books. Volume 1 contains extracts organized by topics such as: benevolence, courage, doing for Jesus, fear, forgiveness, honesty, lying, missionaries, prayer, resignation, and truthfulness. Volume 2 contains extracts of essays on literature and copied poems.

Dates

  • Undated.

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Joshua Longstreth Baily (1826-1916) was a Quaker merchant in the dry goods business. He attended all of the American Yearly Meetings between 1845 and 1855. He contributed generously to African American causes, was interested in peace issues, and worked diligently toward temperance, establishing temperance coffeehouses in Philadelphia. He was also the vice president of the National Temperance Society. He was treasurer of the Mohonk Arbitration Conference, president of the American Bible Society, and was affiliated with the Pennsylvania Prison Society for 66 years, including as the organization’s president at the time of his death. He was an author on topics related to Bible study and temperance.

Baily married Theodate Lang in 1856. The couple had five children: Frederick Lang Baily (b. 1858), Albert Lang Baily (b. 1859), William Lloyd Baily (b. 1861), Charles Winter Baily (b. 1866), and Henry Paul Baily (b. 1868). Theodate died in 1886, and Baily never remarried.

Theodate Lang was the daughter of John Damon Lang, a preacher of the Society of Friends and one of the Indian Commissioners of the United States Government, and Ann Elmira Stackpole Lang, both from Vassalboro, Maine. She was born February 2, 1833, and died November 25, 1886.

Sources: Dictionary of Quaker Biography, Prison Reform in Philadelphia, Genealogy of the Baily Family, pg 302-303, Obituary in Friends Intelligencer vol 43(1886):777, History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family, pg 172.

Extent

0.16 Linear Feet (2 volumes)

Language

English

Overview

Joshua Longstreth Baily (1826-1916) was a Quaker merchant in the dry goods business, and was involved in African American causes, peace issues, and temperance. Volume 1 contains extracts organized by topics such as: benevolence, courage, doing for Jesus, fear, forgiveness, honesty, lying, missionaries, prayer, resignation, and truthfulness. Volume 2 contains extracts of essays on literature and copied poems.

Acquisition

The Joshua L. Baily commonplace books were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1942 by William L. Baily.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.1032 Joshua L. Baily papers
  • HC.MC.1219 Lloyd and Baily family papers
  • HC.MC.968 Allinson family papers
  • MS 1102 Josiah W. Leeds papers
  • HC.MC.975.01.006 Joshua L. and Theodate L. Baily diaries
  • HC.MC.975.11.003 Joshua L. Baily notes on quaker meetings
  • HC.MC.975.08.001 Joshua L. Baily account book
  • HC.MC.975.07.007 "Biographical Sketch of Joshua Longstreth Baily"

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.
Title
Joshua L. Baily commonplace books, undated
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
August, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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